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2018 Adult Awards

Adult Awards and Volunteer Recognition

Who do you know who has gone above and beyond as a volunteer? Who truly shows what it means to be a Girl Scout? Who makes a difference in the lives of girls, makes volunteering easier for adults, and makes the Girl Scout Movement shine?

Show them how much they mean by nominating them for an Adult Award.

Anyone can nominate – girls, adults, volunteers, community members and anyone can be nominated – any friend to Girl Scouts can be recognized!

The deadline to submit 2018 nominees is April 30, 2018.

Adult Awards and Volunteer Recognition
We are excited to announce a new adult award nomination process.  In keeping with our promise to reduce paperwork, we are no longer requiring endorsements; only a nomination.  And all nominations are now completed online. 

Girl Scout Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Girl Scout Movement. Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia deeply values its volunteers for their contributions in developing girl leaders. Girl Scouts of the USA established a formal recognition process to recognize registered adult members who have made outstanding contributions that are beyond the expectations of their position.

Volunteers and staff across all departments and functions within the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia are encouraged to participate in the nomination of adults for these formal awards.

Below is a summary of the GSUSA Adult Awards and Recognitions.

Appreciation Pin

The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).  This service, which has had measurable impact on at least one service unit, contributes to expanding the council’s reach and surpassing its mission-delivery goals for that area.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout in good standing.
  • The service performed by the nominee is above and beyond the expectations for the position held and has made an impact on at least one service unit within the council’s jurisdiction.

Nomination

A nomination form is completed and submitted online to the council’s recognition committee indicating how the nominee meets the criteria. 

The Recognition Committee reviews the nomination documentation to ensure candidate meets requirements.  

Submission Instructions and Deadline
Submit nomination online by April 30, 2018.

Notification and Presentation
The nominator will receive notification of approval or denial of award.  Shortly after notification to nominators, awardees will receive an invitation to the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Annual Adult Award Ceremony, where awards will be presented by the GSCV Board President and CEO.

Honor Pin

The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), and has had a measurable impact on two or more service units, contributing to the goals of the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout in good standing.
  • The service performed by the nominee is above and beyond the expectations for the position held and has made an impact on two or more service units within the council’s jurisdiction.

Nomination

A nomination form is completed and submitted online to the council’s recognition committee indicating how the nominee meets the criteria. 

The Recognition Committee reviews the nomination documentation to ensure candidate meets requirements.

Submission Instructions and Deadline
Submit nomination online by April 30, 2018.

Notification and Presentation
The nominator will receive notification of approval or denial of award.  Shortly after notification to nominators, awardees will receive an invitation to the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Annual Adult Award Ceremony, where awards will be presented by the GSCV Board President and CEO.

 

Thanks Badge

The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service has had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council
or the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout in good standing. 
  • The outstanding service performed by the nominee resulted in outcomes that benefited the total council or the entire Girl Scout Movement and is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.

Nomination

A nomination form is completed and submitted online to the council’s recognition committee indicating how the nominee meets the criteria. 

The Recognition Committee reviews the nomination documentation to ensure candidate meets requirements.

Submission Instructions and Deadline
Submit nomination online by April 30, 2018..

Notification and Presentation
The nominator will receive notification of approval or denial of award.  Shortly after notification to nominators, awardees will receive an invitation to the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Annual Adult Award Ceremony, where awards will be presented by the GSCV Board President and CEO.

Thanks Badge II

The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge award recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout in good standing.
  • The nominee has received the Thanks Badge.
  • The outstanding service performed by the nominee resulted in outcomes that benefited the total council or the entire Girl Scout Movement and is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.

Nomination

A nomination form is completed and submitted online to the council’s recognition committee indicating how the nominee meets the criteria. 

The Recognition Committee reviews the nomination documentation to ensure candidate meets requirements.

Submission Instructions and Deadline
Submit nomination online by April 30, 2018..

Notification and Presentation
The nominator will receive notification of approval or denial of award.  Shortly after notification to nominators, awardees will receive an invitation to the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Annual Adult Award Ceremony, where awards will be presented by the GSCV Board President and CEO.

 

Volunteer of Excellence

The Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) through the use
of the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout in good standing.
  • The nominee has successfully completed a term of service and all requirements for the position.
  • The nominee has performed beyond expectations for the position to deliver the GSLE to girls using the National Program Portfolio, or has been above and beyond the expectations of the position and
    has supported the council’s mission-delivery goals in one or more of the following functional areas: Membership Development/Community Cultivation, Volunteer Relations and Support, Program, Leadership and Governance, Fund Development or Council Support Service.

Nomination

A nomination form is completed and submitted online to the council’s recognition committee indicating how the nominee meets the criteria. 

The Recognition Committee reviews the nomination documentation to ensure candidate meets requirements.

Submission Instructions and Deadline
Submit nomination online by April 30, 2018.

Notification and Presentation
The nominator will receive notification of approval or denial of award.  Shortly after notification to nominators, awardees will receive an invitation to the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Annual Adult Award Ceremony, where awards will be presented by the GSCV Board President and CEO.

 

Years of Service Pin

The Volunteer Years of Service Pin recognizes an adult member registered with GSUSA for her/his years of active volunteer service at five-year intervals (5, 10, 15, etc.). This pin differs from the numeral guard in that it represents the number of years an adult volunteer has actively provided service to the Girl Scout Movement.

Criteria

  • The candidate is an active, registered adult Girl Scout.
  • The candidate served as an adult volunteer for the number of years indicated.

Recognition Request
For the Years of Service Pin, a online request form  is completed online.  Please verify membership years in COMAR prior to submitting. 

For 5, 10, and 15 year pins, the candidate or a representative from the service unit may purchase the appropriate pin at GSCV’s retail shop. The pin may be presented at a service unit-level recognition event.  For 20+ year pins, the pin is purchased by GSCV and presented at GSCV’s annual Adult Award Ceremony

Submission Instructions and Deadline
Submit online request form by April 30, 2018.

Notification and Presentation
For 5-, 10-, and 15- years of service, the SU or troop may purchase the pin at GSCV’s Shop and present it to the recipient at an appropriate ceremony; or, the recipient may purchase the pin at GSCV’s Shop.

 

Numeral Guard

The membership numerals recognize the individual for combined years of membership both as a girl and adult member at each five-year interval (5, 10, 15, etc.).

Criteria

  • The candidate is a registered adult Girl Scout.
  • The candidate has been a member for the number of years indicated.

Recognition Request

These recognitions do not require endorsement. The volunteer wishing to receive the pins completes the online request form

For 5, 10, and 15 year pins, the candidate or a representative from the service unit may purchase the appropriate pin at GSCV’s retail shop. The pin may be presented at a service unit-level recognition event.  For 20+ year pins, the pin is purchased by GSCV and presented at GSCV’s annual Adult Award Ceremony.

Submission Instructions and Deadline
Submit online request form by April 30, 2018.

Notification and Presentation
For 20 or more years of membership, the recipient will receive an invitation to attend the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Annual Adult Award Ceremony,  where awards will be presented by the GSCV Board President and CEO.

For 5-, 10-, and 15- years of membership, the SU or troop may purchase the pin at GSCV’s Shop and present it to the recipient at an appropriate ceremony; or, the recipient may purchase the pin at GSCV’s Shop.

 

Community Award

The Community Award certificate formally acknowledges individuals, businesses, organizations, churches, schools, or other agencies who have given special or consistent support to Girl Scouting. Recipients will receive a certificate recognizing their contribution.

Criteria
The organization or individual has given special or consistent support to Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Recognition Request
A nomination form is completed and submitted online to the council indicating how the nominee meets the criteria. Certificates will be mailed to the nominator. Nominators should plan an appropriate presentation ceremony for the honoree.

Submission Instructions and Deadline
Submit nomination form online by April 30, 2018.

Notification and Presentation
The nominator will receive notification of approval. Certificates will be mailed to the nominator. Plan an appropriate presentation ceremony for the honoree.